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A Partner at Butler since 1998, Eric M. Zivitz devotes his Miami practice to complex cases in the areas of Construction Defect claims, Negligent/Inadequate Security, Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability, Civil Rights Defense, Employment Discrimination, and Automobile Negligence. He has extensive experience litigating in South Florida and has tried many cases to verdict throughout the state.

Eric graduated from Emory University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He went on to receive his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in 1986. While attending law school, Eric served as Chief Advocate and Junior Editor of the Moot Court Society. He was also a Leo Goodwin Research Fellow under Professor Johnny C. Burris. He has also been peer rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Since becoming a lawyer, Eric has presented at numerous seminars before attorneys, insurance claim professionals, and independent adjusters on the subjects of Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, defending sexual harassment claims, negligent security, and adjuster ethics. He has also published “Defending Sleep Apnea Claims in Trucking Litigation.”

Admissions

  • FLORIDA

Recognitions

  • AV PREEMINENT, MARTINDALE-HUBBELL

Education

  • EMORY UNIVERSITY
    BACHELOR OF ARTS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY SHEPARD BROAD LAW CENTER
    DOCTOR OF JURISPRUDENCE

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA)
  • The Florida Bar

Courts

  • UNITED STATES ELEVENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

Media

2019 Happy Hope Box Event

Butler is proud to work with the Message of Hope Foundation to help children who are enduring ongoing treatments across the U.S. Watch the video below to learn more: [embed]https://youtu.be/11a80ud-TvU[/embed] The members of the Community Service Committee wishes to thank all of the attorneys and staff members who volunteered their time in this year’s Butler wide service project, The Happy Ho...

CTRL Your Future 2018 Laptop

For the third year in a row, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig has spread some end of the school year cheer to seniors in eight different locations. Butler’s annual CTRL Your Future essay contest was created by the Firm’s Community Service Committee to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibited a commitment to their academics. The winners in each city received a brand-new laptop wit...

CTRL Your Future

For the second year in a row, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig has spread some end of the school year cheer to seniors in eight different locations. Butler’s annual CTRL Your Future essay contest was created by the Firm’s Community Service Committee to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibited a commitment to their academics. The winners in each city received a brand-new laptop wi...

Front Pay & Back Pay: How About No Pay?

In Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. v. Amaya, 2016 WL 822020 (Fla. 3d DCA July 13th, 2016), Rudolph Amaya suffered an on-the-job injury to his back and knee while working at Caterpillar’s facility. Shortly thereafter, Amaya filed a worker’s compensation claim. A few months later, Amaya was placed on “no work” status because of his injuries. This “no work” status continued througho...

Tampa Recipient of Butler “Step-up” Award Selected

The Tampa winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. David Maldoff presented the award to Suha Zeineladbin at the Hillsborough Education Foundation's 2016 "Take Stock in Children" Scholar Celebration. She received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. She will be attending the University of South Florida in the fall. The Firm's Community Service Com...

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Tampa Recipient of Butler “Step-Up” Award Selected

The Tampa winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. David Maldoff presented the award to Suha Zeineladbin at the Hillsborough Education Foundation's 2016 "Take Stock in Children" Scholar Celebration. She received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. She will be attending the University of South Florida in the fall. The Firm's Community Service Com...

Chicago Recipient of Butler “Step-Up” Award Selected

The Chicago winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. Kimberly Ross presented the award to Aide Briseno, a senior at Lake View High School, who received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. The Firm's Community Service Committee enacted the Butler "Step-Up" Award to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibited a commitment to commun...

Miami Recipient of Butler “Step-Up” Award Selected

The Miami winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. Eric Zivitz presented the award to Rebecca Gomez, a senior at Alonzo & Tracy Mourning High School, who received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. She will attend the University of Florida in the fall. The Firm's Community Service Committee enacted the Butler "Step-Up" Award to recognize d...

Tallahassee Recipient of Butler “Step-Up” Award Selected

The Tallahassee winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. Kathy Maus presented the award to Ruth Castro, a senior at Godby High School, who received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. The Firm's Community Service Committee enacted the Butler "Step-Up" Award to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibited a commitment to community...

Philadelphia Recipient of Butler “Step-Up” Award Selected

The Philadelphia winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. Rich Gable and Maryanne Milligan presented the award to Jillian Leca, a senior at Penn Treaty High School, who received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. The Firm's Community Service Committee enacted the Butler "Step-Up" Award to recognize deserving high school seniors who have exhibite...

Charlotte Recipient of Butler “Step-Up” Award Selected

The Charlotte winner of the Butler Step-Up award has been selected. Peter Vogt presented the award to Jordan Polk, a senior at West Charlotte High School, who received the award for her commitment to scholarly success and community service. She will attend Winston Salem State University in the Fall of 2016. The Firm's Community Service Committee, under the leadership of David Maldoff, enacted t...

Butler’s First “Step-Up” Award Furthers Commitment to Service

Service to the community at large remains one of Butler's most valued commitments. Recently, the fantastic work by the Firm's Community Service Committee, under the leadership of David Maldoff, has selected a winner of the first "Butler Step-Up Award". This award will be given to selected high school seniors in each city where the Firm has an office. Deserving students who have exhibited a comm...

Defending Sleep Apnea Claims In Trucking Litigation

Eric M. Zivitz is a partner at Butler in the firm's Miami, Florida office. He devotes his practice to the litigation and trial of complex cases in the areas of negligent/inadequate security, construction defect claims, wrongful death, products liability, trucking accidents, civil rights defense, premises liability, automobile negligence and employment discrimination. Mr. Zivitz has tried numerous ...

Fdla Seminar

Eric Zivitz spoke at FDLA Seminar on new trucking regulations....

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